Monday, December 20, 2021
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
The Sufficiency of Giving
Faith is working
Love is displayed
Hope is exercised
Seed is multiplied
Fruit is increased
God is pleased
Provision is made
Grace is bestowed
Thanksgiving is produced
God’s glory is magnified
Prayer’s power is released
Calvary’s Cross is set before us
Giving is conforming to the image of Christ
Can others see Jesus in you?
II Corinthians 9
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
More Than All
“I want all I can get out of life”
This is the common thinking
But “All” does not seem very much
When its only for self seeking
For only one person enjoys that “All”
And it never is enough
If only they would really see
How worthless is their stuff!
Instead of getting let us give
To Jesus all we own
For through this gift—though very small
God’s glory can be shown
A little boy’s lunch, A widow’s two mites
And a shepherd’s sling and stones
A cruise of oil and a little meal
All given—and how they’ve grown!
Why hoard the little that you have--
Give to Jesus everything
For He can do exceeding abundantly
Above all with anything!
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Jeremiah was in prison. He really didn’t have much to give—except faith in God!
1. God’s Word was there
2. God, himself, was there
3. God’s Prayer Promises were there
4. God’s Glory was there
5. God’s friendship was there
6. God’s power was there Ephesians 3:20-21
a. When? NOW
b. What? Exceeding abundantly above all
c. Who? Unto him that is able to do
See also Philippians 2:13, John 1:12, Acts 10:38
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Treading the Old Path
You had to kneel as you entered the gate…
So many turned aside because they hit their head
The Way was clearly marked—A single groove in the sand
And a quiet whisper: “Follow me”
A Rugged Tree loomed ahead--
A vision of horror, a proving of love…
Yet a fellowship offered
“I died for you—will you live for me?”
The choice must be made—a yoke must be worn
The path to pursue:
Holiness unto the LORD…
Through Christ which strengtheneth me
Once we trust Jesus to save us from our sin, our life should be all about living for Him. Are you pursuing the proper Path? The Bible is the Light, Jesus is the Way--Follow!
Monday, May 31, 2021
The Guessing Game
Ever learning yet never coming
Truth outside your reach
Depending on your own understanding
With faith you will not seek
You like to run to others with
What you suppose is true
But soon will come the judgment day
Your playing you will rue
Listen to the Master’s call
Do you not hear your name?
Trust His mighty work of grace
Stop playing the guessing game
1. Mary Magdalene guessed that someone had stolen the body
2. Mary Magdalene supposed that Jesus was the gardener
3. She would not stop to listen to anyone else—the angels barely got a word in edgewise!
4. She was focusing on the supposed problem instead of seeking to God for the answer
5. Asking questions is a good way to get people to stop and listen to themselves
6. Be still—listen to God’s Word for your problem
7. When you know—then go!
Saturday, May 15, 2021
A People Near to Him
The Heaven of heavens cannot hold all His love
So how can a human heart?
It’s broken and wounded—outcast by sin
A terrible place to start!
But Great Power belongs to the Lord our God
He speaks and His Word it is done
He maketh a way for each one who will come
Through the blood of His Precious Son
He lifts the lowly to heights above
Where majesty surrounds His Throne
He never stops working on their behalf
His enjoys His children—His own!
Let us be the people near unto Him
With hearts open wide to His care
Fearing the Lord—in His mercy we hope
Praise ye the Lord everywhere!
The People Near to God
The people God wanted near described
1. The people near to God were outcasts
2. The people near to God were broken
3. The people near to God were wounded
4. The people near to God needed to be built
5. The people near to God needed to be lifted up
The people near to God delivered
1. Fear the Lord—see sin and recognize your problem
2. Hope in the mercy of God—receive Jesus’ payment for sin
The people near to God discipled
1. God’s commands
2. God’s comforts
The people near to God determined
1. To enjoy God’s presence
2. To praise God’s person
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Don’t Back Away from the Plow
You have worked in the yoke with the Saviour
You reaped in the harvest for years
But lately your steps may have faltered
Your toiling been troubled with tears
Remember the Strength yoked beside you
In God’s Will you’re never alone!
Impossible things are still possible
Keep reaping where others have sown
Cast every burden on Jesus
His strength will carry your care
Lift up your eyes—fields are golden!
Our God is still God everywhere!
Psalms 126:5-6, John 4:34-42, Hebrews 10:32-38